February 13, 2018

CSDE Seminar Series

Expanding Participation in Municipal Campaigns: Evaluating the Impact of Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program

     When:  Friday, Feb 16, 2018 (12:30-1:30 PM)
     Where:  121 Rait Hall

Co-sponsor: West Coast Poverty Center

Brian McCabe, Associate Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University

This week, Brian McCabe discusses the impact of Seattle’s Democracy Voucher program for residents and local elections. The Democracy Voucher program in Seattle was designed to broaden representation in the campaign finance system and expand participation from marginalized communities.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Biomarker Working Group

For those interested in using biological data in social and behavioral science research, consider joining our working group. We aim to provide a venue for informal discussions of practical and theoretical issues associated with collecting and using biomarker data, and to offer opportunities to discuss early-stage research ideas or present preliminary results. This working group is open to all students, faculty, and staff. All meetings are from 12:30 – 2pm in 114 Raitt Hall. Please contact organizer Ellie Brindle (ebrindle@uw.edu) for more information.

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Publications by CSDE Affiliates Featured in Russell Sage Foundation Press Spring Catalog

Three books authored by CSDE affiliates were featured in the Russell Sage Foundation Press Spring 2018 Catalog:

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Donald Chi Explores Outcomes for Communities Served by Dental Therapists in YK Delta

A study by affiliate Donald Chi, Associate Professor of Oral Health Sciences, and colleagues that explores the role that treatment by Dental Therapists plays in dental health outcomes in Alaska Native communities in the Yukon Kuskokwim (YK) Delta was recently published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry

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Scott Allard’s Findings on Disparities in Human Services Funding Cited in Washington Post Article

Affiliate Scott Allard, Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, was cited in a recent Washington Post article addressing the increasing inability of suburban health services to meet the high demand for health care in suburban areas, many of which have residents living in poverty. 

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